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By Adam Hochron
Efforts to combat the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa have gone global as Japan recently announced efforts to provide medical assistance to the cause.
By Adam Hochron
One of the most common treatment courses for chronic pain is comprised of prescription opioid medications. However, concerns about drug addiction and abuse oftentimes outweigh the drugs’ pain-relieving benefits.
By Katie Eder, Managing Editor
Although many physicians currently snap, store, and share clinical photographs on their smartphones, they often neglect to ask patients for permission to do so.
By Jeannette Wick
Since many patients have insulin resistance, prescribing insulin therapy for diabetes often requires trial and error.
By Amy Jacob
With more people than ever using cell phones, tablets, and other personal technological devices, dermatologists have voiced concerns over the increase in cases of nickel allergies. Nickel, one of the most prevalent allergens in the United States, can be found within most handheld electronic devices and jewelry.
By Adam Hochron
Although hemodialysis is a commonly used treatment for kidney failure, a recent study has shown it may not be as beneficial for people who develop a sudden case of the condition.
By Amy Jacob
Insulin, a peptide hormone, can protect the cells of the pancreas from acute pancreatitis – a disease for which there is currently no cure, according to a study by scientists from The University of Manchester.
Low levels of enrollment and more favorable risk profiles for participants raise questions about whether the findings of clinical trials are generalizable to typical patients with myocardial infarction, according to research published in the Aug. 27 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Early administration of high-dose erythropoietin is associated with a reduced risk of brain injury on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in premature infants, according to research published in the Aug. 27 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
By Adam Hochron
CDC Director Thomas Frieden, MD, visited Liberia to assess ongoing efforts to contain the Ebola outbreak and reported that the current prevention and treatment response has unable to stop the virus from spreading.
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